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Global BVU News and Trends April 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends March 2021

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Assessing Additional Economic Risk Due to COVID-19 (Update)

This is an update to a previously published template that can serve as a framework of thinking about the impact of the coronavirus on a subject company. The author presents a series of questions that help assess the short- and long-term risks with respect to the subject company’s industry, physical operations, financial issues and firm management.

Global BV News: Cost of capital parameters in Europe as of Dec. 31, 2020

ValueTrust has released a seventh edition of its “European Capital Market Study” that serves as a comprehensive compilation of capital market parameters such as cost of capital and implied as well as historical risk premiums for European countries.

BVU News and Trends February 2021

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Global BVU News and Trends February 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Derek Scott Williams PLLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory shutdowns to control COVID-19, the court declined to grant a motion to dismiss the claim of plaintiff as to coverage for loss of business income but does dismiss the claim of coverage under the civil authority provision of the policy. The court found the wording of the policy sufficiently vague, especially as to the meaning and definition of the word “loss.” In the case of the civil authority provision of the policy, the court decided that plaintiff has not alleged that “[a]ccess to the area immediately surrounding the damaged property is prohibited by civil authority.”

Court Declines Motion to Dismiss Claim of Coverage for Loss of Income, but Dismisses the Claim of Coverage Under the Civil Authority Provision

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory shutdowns to control COVID-19, the court declined to grant a motion to dismiss the claim of plaintiff as to coverage for loss of business income but does dismiss the claim of coverage under the civil authority provision of the policy. The court found the wording of the policy sufficiently vague, especially as to the meaning and definition of the word “loss.” In the case of the civil authority provision of the policy, the court decided that plaintiff has not alleged that “[a]ccess to the area immediately surrounding the damaged property is prohibited by civil authority.”

Equity Planning Corp. v. Westfield Ins. Co.

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory restrictions to control COVID-19, the court grants a motion to dismiss claims of the plaintiff. The plaintiff’s arguments that it suffered physical loss or damage to its properties did not sway the court. Nor did its arguments that the civil authority provisions and virus exclusion in the policy were not applicable to deny its claims.

Court Grants Insurance Company’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint That It Suffered Covered Loss of Income Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory restrictions to control COVID-19, the court grants a motion to dismiss claims of the plaintiff. The plaintiff’s arguments that it suffered physical loss or damage to its properties did not sway the court. Nor did its arguments that the civil authority provisions and virus exclusion in the policy were not applicable to deny its claims.

Family Tacos, LLC v. Auto Owners Ins. Co.

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory shutdowns to control COVID-19, the court grants motions of the defendant to dismiss claims of the plaintiff. The plaintiff files claims for coverage under its insurance policy for losses resulting from COVID-19 shutdowns and seeks to establish a class. The court decides that coverage is not provided under the policy because there is no physical loss; the civil authority provision is likewise not effective, and there is a virus exception that is applicable to the case at hand.

Plaintiff Fails to Convince the Court That Physical Loss or Physical Damage Has Occurred; Virus Clause Applies and Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Is Granted

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory shutdowns to control COVID-19, the court grants motions of the defendant to dismiss claims of the plaintiff. The plaintiff files claims for coverage under its insurance policy for losses resulting from COVID-19 shutdowns and seeks to establish a class. The court decides that coverage is not provided under the policy because there is no physical loss; the civil authority provision is likewise not effective, and there is a virus exception that is applicable to the case at hand.

Choose Your Client Wisely in a Bankruptcy Engagement

Robert Reilly (Willamette Management Associates) and Josh Shilts (Shilts CPA) conducted an informative session on valuations for bankruptcy at the AICPA FVS Conference.

BVU News and Trends January 2021

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

New guidance issued on the Payroll Protection Plan

During a recent BVR webinar, speakers report that many business owners will claim their Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans will be 100% forgiven.

What the New Subchapter V in Bankruptcy Means to Business Valuers

Michael D. Pakter (a managing member at Gould & Pakter Associates LLC in Chicago) discusses the new niche subchapter of the Bankruptcy Code that creates an easier and less expensive path for small businesses to reorganize and survive.

Global BVU News and Trends December 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Restaurant Valuation: Serving Your Clients During the Covid-19 Crisis

Few industries have been as harshly impacted by COVID-19 as the restaurant industry. Join Lynton Kotzin for an overview of the state of the restaurant industry and what the future looks like for different restaurant types. Learn the reasonableness test, value drivers, and proper application of the approaches during these volatile times. Be ready to advise and value your restaurant clients.

Physician Compensation and Valuation: Administering Top Tier Treatment

Assessing physician compensation is a critical component in valuing a physician practice. Many external factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic and proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, have had and will continue to have significant impacts on physician compensation and associated practice valuations. In this discussion, Derek Long and Katie Culver will explain how physician compensation is analyzed in the context of valuation along with various factors that can influence it, both internally and ...

BVR featured in ABA podcast on divorce valuations

BVWire editors Sylvia Golden and Andy Dzamba joined moderator Tom Urquhart at the American Bar Association on a podcast to discuss Business Valuation in Divorce: A Case Compendium, a book co-published by BVR and the ABA.

Global BV News: Spotlight on pharma firms in KPMG’s 4Q20 valuation brief

COVID-19 continues to dominate a lot of the discussion in KPMG’s Quarterly Brief—International Valuation Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2020.

AICPA urges Congress to act on PPP-related deductions

New guidance from the IRS says that, if a business “reasonably believes” that its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan will be forgiven, the costs related to that loan are not deductible.

D&P enhances infographic on cost of capital

Duff & Phelps has updated its infographic, “Cost of Capital in the Current Environment,” and has enhanced it with new data on the eurozone.

Does COVID-19 alter the Companies Act, or the value of minority shares?

All business valuers accept the fact that minority shares hold discounted value.

Attorneys and Valuers Link Up at AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference

Coverage of several sessions that include tips on managing client expectations in uncertain times and the new “abnormal” with respect to executive compensation.

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